The Billion Dollar Question Someone Asked Me.

A few months ago, a 100-year old, multi-billion dollar company asked me a question. Here’s what they said:

“We want to change the world, do you want to help?”

At first, it seemed too good to be true. The older I get the more I learn that people often say crazy, exciting things but then never follow up on them. I’ve learned to be cautiously optimistic when it comes to new opportunities.

They told me that for 100 years they’ve been helping people with their money, but wanted to go beyond that. They wanted to specifically help young couples make the most of their marriages by helping them navigate the messy conversations around money.

Money is a funny thing. It’s one of the greatest things that divides a couple but it’s also one of the greatest things that unites a couple. It’s one of the leading causes of divorce but it’s also one of the leading causes of fun. (The Waffle House Christmas Eve thing Jenny and I did this year was certainly fun.)

They dared me to dream up a year’s worth of amazing projects I would like to do.

So, I did. I went a little bit crazy with the ideas. I went big. And then I presented it to them.

I flew to their headquarters in Minneapolis and you know what they said?

“Let’s do it.”

Not only did they say that, they said, “We think it can be even bigger.”

Over the last three months, every time I’ve come up with a wild idea, that’s been their response, “Let’s make it bigger.”

The company’s name is brightpeak and they’re a part of Thrivent Financial.

This year, we’re doing live events together around the country. We’re creating video challenges. We’re coaching couples. We’re doing about a million things.

It starts today.

I’m launching a brand new idea stream about money, and you can sign up to get it delivered right to you.

Twice a month, I’ll share an idea about money and relationships and where they intersect. I’m going to call it “The Money List” to fit in with all the other lists I have going right now with fresh ideas. (Writer’s List, Speaker’s List, etc.)

I certainly don’t know it all, but I have picked up a few tricks over the last 17 years of marriage.

To make sure you don’t miss a single idea, sign up here.

I think 2018 is going to be wild.

I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

1Comment
  • Maurice Kande
    Posted at 15:57h, 29 January Reply

    Great! Do you have any great advice for management consulting? I hope your financial gig goes well!

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